Christmas in July

Cabin life in the Goldfields – a Jacky Winter story (3)

Fan-tailed cuckoo | courtesy of the author

My family thought it was a weird choice.

‘Wouldn’t you rather stay in Ballarat and have a party for your 13th birthday, sweetie?’ asked Mum. ‘With all your friends? It will be damp and cold up at the cabin in July.’

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